Thursday, June 23, 2011

Granite Creek Vineyard Wedding Sneak Peek {Abby & Sam}

We had the honor of photographing Abby & Sam on their wedding day at Granite Creek Vineyards in Chino Valley, AZ. Abby and Sam both work at Prescott College, but are from the East Coast. It was so nice getting to know their families from there and their new ones they met in Prescott. I even got to meet someone that went to UGA at the same time that I was there! It can really be such a small world.

This was the first time that we photographed at this venue and it was an absolutely magical spot!

The venue has a fantastic red barn and a gorgeous peacock named Blue! For the record, Blue now has his own personal portfolio and is now available for modeling gigs. :)


Abby and Sam had their ceremony by the grape vines and then enjoyed wine on the lawn with their guests from all over the country.

Congratulations to Abby and Sam and thank you for a wonderful wedding!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sedona Wedding Sneak Peek {Jen & Nick}

Here are a few shots from our June 4th wedding in scenic Sedona, AZ.

Jen had gorgeous colorful flowers for the bouquets. Amy at Bliss Extraordinary Floral was so creative with the individual flower bouquets for the bridesmaids!

Jen and Nick had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Sedona Heritage Museum and then had their reception at Agave of Sedona.

Congratulations to Jen & Nick and we hope you had a fantastic time on your honeymoon in the Bahamas. More photos to come soon!

Kauai Wedding feature!

I am very excited to share Kristen & J's Kauai wedding feature on A Paper Proposal wedding blog. Thank you to the editor, Sarah Kohler!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ranch Engagement Session featured!

So honored to have Alysa and Joe's engagement session featured on TWO blogs this week! Check them both out if you're getting married, they are both full of great inspiration! Bow ties and Bliss and Bridal Musings, thank you both for the feature!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tlaquepaque Wedding Sneak Peek - Krystle & Ethan

Here are a few photos from the memorial day weekend wedding at Tlaquepaque in Sedona, AZ. Such a stunning bride and gorgeous location made for an amazing day, many more photos coming soon!

Loved the red dresses, so fun!

We had a little wind in Sedona but it made for a nice photo. Right after this photo, Krystle's veil flew off and Ethan had to rescue it out of a tree!

Krystal has such amazing eyes! The talented Patricia Vega did the hair and makeup; such perfection!

Proud mother and father of the bride.

Congratulations to Krystle & Ethan and stay tuned for more of their beautiful day!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kauai Wedding-Part I { Kristen + J }

I had the honor of photographing Kristen and J's intimate wedding in Kauai this spring. I remember flying over the South Pacific and already falling in love with this beautiful island. Getting married in Kauai is a gift in itself, the beauty there is indescribable, and what words I've tried to convey to my friends and family, has ultimately failed to describe just what grace resides there. Because I was just so enchanted by the island's beauty, this post will have to be broken out in a few posts, so thanks for reading them! :)

Kristen and J chose a private residence for their ceremony and the property was just seeping with it's own charm and loveliness. The talented Kim Duncan of KD Event Designs was the event designer for this charming event, and she made this outdoor event elegant and beautiful. The property had a beautiful lawn so Kim choose a fairytale like tree to host the intimate reception dinner.

Kim designed all the paper products for the event including the menus, place cards and table markers. She really has an eye for the unique!

Kristen's ring was hand made by Jeff Karl Jewelers from a design the groom made. The diamonds from the rings were J's Grandmother's diamonds from her own wedding rings. I love recycled diamonds, and feel like the sentimental meaning behind them really add a layer of love.

The bride found all the unique glasses in various antique shops in Kauai. The vintage postcards were used in lieu of a guest sign in book. All guests wrote down messages to be read by the couple on their one year anniversary.

Chef Grant Carnes prepared a delightful and delicious meal prepared with all local ingredients including fresh fish from the South Pacific. Chef Grant is a sous chef at Keoki's Paradise, and is available for private functions and weddings.

I love this photo from above the reception at dusk, such a beautiful place! Can you image a more beautiful place to get married?

I can't wait to share more with you tomorrow about the ceremony and the beautiful bride and handsome groom!